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's wednesday, december 12th. look at that shot of new york city. >> wow. >> it's dark at 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in new york city, we have msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. >> in my ear, mika. >> no, he was at the white house. >> i don't understand. where's t.j.? >> he's off today. >> why's that? >> he was busy. he went to the white house. >> that's great. you know, alex went to the white house, too. >> and drove back himself. >> let me get this straight. so alex goes to the white house last night. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, right-wing bloggers, we actually -- that's how we get our talking points. they go down -- valerie and david axelrod together make a big pot roast for us. >> mm-hmm. >> and lots of gravy. and we sit around eating it. and i, of course, say okay, give me extra gravy. i'm good with it. >> right. >> best sweet tea i've ever had. >> there's a give and take. >> actually, it was a christmas party. go ahead and do your blog. you sure as hell didn't get mitt romney to like it. they're not attacking me. i wouldn't know. i don't read
are expected to receive the implant over the next year. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >>> this is significant. although. >> encouraging. >> it really is. although the procedure only showed to slow progression for people in the earliest stages of illness. let's face it with this disease anything is welcome. >> exactly right. who knows. the wires run along the natural wires of the brain and generate tiny little electric impulses 130 times a second and stimulates the memory areas of the brain. >> which is really incredible. apparently this procedure is funded by nichh, part of a nationwide trial that is taking place. half of the patients in the trial will have their stimulators turned on two weeks after the surgery. get this, the rest will have stimulators turned on a year later. no within is going to sort of know, patients and doctors when the simulation began. >> controlled experiments. they're necessary, but yet you hate to be the one. >> a year later. >> get it a year later. hopeful you. know, admitted to the pilot program. you don't get the good stuff. >> that's wha
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
of this was generated on social media so people came from as far away as new york and new jersey. >>> american and afghan forces rescued a doctor. top of commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan said joint forces planned, rehearsed and successfully recovered dr. joseph in eastern afghanistan. he was abducted outside the afghan capital. dr. allen says joseph will soon be rejoining his family and loved ones. formé31añ joint forceses carried out the operation his intelligence showed the doctor was in imminent danger. >>> hugo chavez will head back to cuba for cancer treatment. he announced his cancer has returned and said he would undergo treatment in havana. for the first time he said if his health worsens his successor should be vice president. chavez was elected to a third term in october. the 58-year-old already had two operations. he's had chemotherapy and radiation treatment as well. >>> today the white house will join in celebrating hanukkah. the national menorah lighting ceremony is later today. the second night of the jewish festival of lights. the u.s. air force band is also going
of urgency required by the times in which they were forged. recently, "the new york times" columnist david brooks sum a -- summarized this concept well when he wrote that there are policies that are not permanently right and that situations matter most. tax cuts might be right in one decade but wrong the next. title regulations might be right one decade but if sclerosis sets in, then deregulation might be in order. madam president, as we confront the impending confluence of issues known as the fiscal cliff, we are at a moment of major significance that requires the applications of the principle that brooks describes, and for the sake of the country, we must demonstrate to the american people that we are, in fact, capable of making the big decisions by putting in place an agreement and a framework to avoid the fiscal cliff before we adjourn this year. madam president, we are surrounded by history perpetually here in the senate as well as throughout the capitol. how could we not be inspired by it to rise to this occasion? indeed, if you know history, you understand the very story of america'
don't realize, there are many more to be licensees that other people realize. in new york, where i am, the number is 28. there was a large allocation of these licenses before cable and satellite and what we're doing now, and this is the -- i think innovation of auctions, how can we use market mechanisms to reallocate some of that spectrum to mobile broadband in a win-win way? and that is what we're doing. that is why there will be brauferts who remain in new york and -- broadcasters who remain in new york and others. there is tremendous opportunity to free up spectrum to promote innovation. >> when we moved over the 200 megahertz in 2003, we had a two-star general who said it's absolutely technologically impossible to do. so again, do you have a process that's totally fair to the broadcasters and to the wireless industry that's in place? have you had them in your office simultaneously with their engineers to talk about the issues so that you can hear and your experts can hear the differences which they have? >> that's exactly what we're doing. through the notice and comment process, t
in egypt, mohamed morsi is rescind iing h new law. >>> a new report says new york routinely ignored warning to prepare for a catastrophic hurricane. the warning started back in 1978 when a law was passed requiring the creation of a disaster plan. never happened. largely because of tight budgets or the lack of political drive to prepare for a storm many thought would never hit. it hit. >>> he said he always thought he'd be the next college baseball player. turned out the guy loves football. johnny manziel is the first freshman to win the heisman trophy. he took the top honors saturday night after a record-breaking debut including an upset victory against number one alabama back in november. >>> finally, santa's elves may have competition in japan. penguins at an aquarium have taken on the role of santa's little helpers. in the evening they have the special task of switching on the christmas lights, but before you get excited, by day, all they do is lounge around and do little to nothing so basically it's sort of their civic duty to do the whole lights thing. that is the news. back to erica a
. >>> mandy drew is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning, natalie. lots of headwind from overseas, political shakeup in italy and sharply slowing down chinese export growth, keeping u.s. traders on edge not to mention the vagaries of the fiscal cliff. markets move with progress or lack of progress as the case may be. the congressional budget office says we could be back in recession the first half of next year if a deal is not reached. those are things they're watching. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> someone sign this kid up. this is christian balkner, giving the tampa bay buccaneers cheerleaders a run for their money. check him out. ♪ >> he is good. they call christian little steer, named after the mascot captain steer. in case you're wondering, yes, he can definitely teach you how to dougie. he is good. >> who are you talking about? oh, there was a little boy there also? >> nice, matt. >> when you said check this out, these guys -- >> in about eight years, that kid will be not be -- >> turning around a lot. >> al roker has
new york from the year with the bombing campaign. everyone was focused on the prospect, especially after world war one showed us what a meat grinder war could be, that that meat grinder would come to their homes into their children. no one wanted the cities of europe to be destroyed. it was just a total nightmare. easily as much of a nightmare as well we're thinking could happen and remarkably enough, we call the lawyer said then. everyone agreed the league of nations, the hague convention, bombing civilian targets from the year was a war crime, and not only that, but fdr on september 1st 1939 was going to work with everybody else was. he used a moral authority of the united states test everyone of the combatants to agree right there not to bomb civilian targets by the year end from the end of the day he had the bridge from everybody, the nazis agreed to it, but polish, french, germans, and the british all agreed that they would not bomb from the air civilian targets and they didn't by and large. the liftoff had always said announcements and penalties for people who violated the st
. the reason i say that is because something happened in new york after hurricane sandy where taxi cabs went up and charged -- >> uber went up. >> yeah. >> a lot of things went up, gasoline went up. they call that taking advantage of disaster situation. but the reason this is a win for consumers, your original question, is the convenience that, you know, the fact that you can be on a street corner. you can be in an office. i could leave this studio this morning, go on my smartphone and limousine or car waiting for me. i don't have to go out and hail it on nebraska avenue and, of course, the taxi cab commission says, you can pick up the phone and call. try calling a taxi dispatcher in this day and time. and i think also taxes. you know, this is a new business. taxes. ♪ [ male announcer ] the machines are on the move. they're curious. because they've heard that there are new machines -- brilliant ones -- and they're coming to see for themselves. machines with the technology, the scale and the ability to communicate to make the world work better. and now all the machines want in. ♪ we'll be ri
-minute shoppers. mara is braving crowds in herald square in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good moshg. the doors opened the at 7:00 a.m., and stores are opening their door early and offering deep discounts and big deals to try and lure the last-minute shoppers and those procrastinators are expected to flood malls like this all over the country. this year christmas is on a tuesday, so shoppers had tli-day weekend to get it done, but it doesn't mean they have. it's estimated that two-thirds of shoppers wait until the last minute, that including 17 million people that continue to shop today on christmas eve. what are some popular items for gifts for christmas eve? gift cards and jewelry are bill sellers for all those last minute shoppers. holiday sales can account for 40% of annual sales, so retailers are really hoping these last minute shoppers help them get over a sluggish few weeks. there was a booming black friday and sales slowed in early december. analysts say the lingering effects of hurricane sandy and concerns over the fiscal cliff have put a damper on things battle in terms of
dismissed the focus on rice's remarks. gary ackerman of new york said congress has become a partisan bickering bunch of grousing old people. >> trying to quibble around here on this particular issue of the narrative rather than how we work together to make things better to quibble over somebody said a particular word or didn't use the right word, rather than figure out how to avoid the mistakes that might have been to not lose american lives on into the future. >> reporter: amid the furor, ambassador rice has withdrawn herself for consideration as secretary of state. and four state department security officials resigned on wednesday. >> suarez: retailers are hoping to finish the holiday shopping season strong, particularly given some forecasts warning of a slowing economy in 2013. as we reported earlier, consumer spending helped spike better growth this fall. but in light of the last recession, some are asking whether less personal debt and perhaps some more austerity might be a better approach. "newshour" economics correspondent paul solman has been exploring that question. part of
in western new york, where an attacker lay in wait for a fire crew. >> responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene started receiving -- were fired upon. >> police speaking shortly after a home and car erupted in flames. it was arson they said later that turned out to be an ambush. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for responding first responders. >> gunmen killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others then killed himself. police identified him as william spangler, he haddon time, 17 years for manslaughter but ha motive for today's attack was unknown. in houston a gunman killed a police officer and another man before being captured. spate of christmas eve attacks among renewed gun violence that flared to life after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut, ten days ago. on friday, the head of the national rifle association, wayne la pi oerriere called for armed guards in every school. that stance was met with awave of headlines and editorials that lampooned la pierre condemned the nra refusal to give any ground on gun control. but
firefighters in rochester, new york and a policeman and bystander in houston, texas. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the killings, coming ten days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> brown: then, we turn to egypt, and accusations of voting fraud in the referendum for a new constitution. we talk with opposition leader mohamed el-baradei. consider a sad day in my view for it is going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned chi
corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the final weekend has now arrived before the fiscal cliff hits on new year's day and with it, more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts. in a last bid for a deal, president obama stated his terms face-to-face to top republicans and democrats. >> congressional leaders arrive ted white house this afternoon for their first group meeting with the president since november 16th. vice president biden and treasury secretary timothy geithner also attend. but there was little to suggest the makings of an 11th hour bargain. a source familiar with the meeting told the newshour its president is sticking with his offer from last friday. it included keeping the bush era tax break force the middl
correspondent christine romans joins us now from new york, and it's a serious allegation here. >> it really is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the whole matter behind this. "we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, we have said we're profoundly sorry for them. the hsbc of today is a fundamentally different organization from the one that made those mistakes.
in new york. >> back in the '80s and very early '90s japan actually overpaid. they bought the pebble beach golf course in california and bought rockefeller center in new york. various other properties and paid huge dollars for them and lot of their shirts. this time around with china is not the case. you can't say they're paying a lot of money for aig's plane leasing business or a123. martha: stuart, thank you. see you coming up on the business channel. bill: here is the question for you. how much american debt does china actually own? as the largest foreign owner of u.s. debt it owns more than a trillion dollars in treasury securities. china's holding of u.s. debt has increased 56% over the course of the obama presidency which comes out to about $400 billion more. it has bought or invested in more than $15 billion in more than 100 u.s. companies going pack to january of 2010. that is influence. martha: new numbers raising fresh concerns here at home about our economy. the u.s. consumer spending numbers showing signs of weakening after four months of gains. experts blame things like
the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> good morning, new york. look at that great shot. come over after two strong days of gains, u.s. markets closed lower yesterday. stock futures are down this morning as fiscal cliff talks stall in washington. >> so here's the deal. you can see a delay in getting your tax refund next year unless congress moves on the fiscal cliff soon. this is going to hurt all of us. christine has details. >> we're already there. tax season starts in a couple weeks. you're going to start getting 1099s at the end of january and you have companies -- the government can't change in just one week or two weeks. if you're talking about having to make retro active tax changes, i mean it's really a mess. i want to talk about the amt in particular here. you know, the irs acting director warned congress about a real problem with not passing an amt patch. if the amt patch goes away, every year we patch this amt. amt was meant to make sure that rich people paid a minimum amount of tax now because of the way congress designed it in the infinite black wisdom.
from new york. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the quorum call be repealed. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: thank you, mr. president. first i want to thank my great colleague from pennsylvania, i enjoyed sharing a table last night with him and his beautiful, charming, intelligent wife, who he's lucky he would be the first to admit he's lucky to have married, and their four great girls. but second, thank him for his excellent, as usual, on-target remarks. we have a great chairman of the j.e.c. and every time he comes to the floor, it shows shoas. olympia snowe, bill kristol, congressman mike simpson of idaho, david brooks, congresswoman bono-mack and walter jones, "the national review." we're here to ai seau passing the senate's middle-class tax cut is the right thing to do. you don't have to take our word for it. two-thirds of the american public agrees with us but you don't need to take their word for it, either. just listen to the voices within speaker boehner's own party. there we go. a kent conrad i am not in terms of my facility with charts. it's clear
: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the remaking of the obama administration's foreign policy team began today as the president nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to replace hilary clinton as secretary of state. the former presidential candidate who lost to george w. bush in 2004 got the nod after u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. she'd faced republican criticisms over the benghazi terrorist attack. president obama made the announcement this afternoon at the white house. >> i am very proud to announce my choice for america's next secretary of state, john kerry. in a sense, john's entire life has prepared him for this role. havi
. >> items from the relief effort are expected to reach new york sometime on monday. >>> a farmer turns a 200-acre field into a giant proposal, but not everything went according to to plan. a washington man used a tractor to plow a message into the field. a little snowy out there. it wasn't until the couple was up in an airplane when his fiancee saw the message. look closely. it says jody will you marry me but the j is backyards. she decided to marry him anyway. the couple plans to get hitched next month. >> wrong j. >> it worked. >> mission accomplished right? >> that's pretty creative. >> and snow up there and snow in a lot of your home world in minnesota. >> up in minnesota, huh? >> yeah, getting some of that snowen there. >> when are we going to get some. it seems so far off with this warm weather doesn't it. >> it does. this forecast is not anything that cold. we're going to show you first warning doppler, right now. a few areas of drizzle and some light rain and that's because of a front that's skirting by to the north tonight. and we'll ta
that are trying to rebuild. our national correspondent deborah feyerick is joining us from new york with more information. what's going on here, deb? >> you know, wolf, a number of people who have already started complaining about breathing problems and the problem is likely to only get worse. every day nancy suits up for a battle she's determined to win. >> i give myself four hours. you do both sides and the top. >> reporter: bleach, hydrogen peroxi peroxide, vinegar, even professionals have not been able to kill the flood in the wake of sandy's floodwaters. >> i'm trying to stay ahead of it. >> reporter: thousands of volunteers from world care center have been gutting houses ripping out floors, walls and insulation if not cleaned properly mold continues to grow and can make people very sick. >> it's everywhere. >> reporter: dan has seen it before. the mold can multiply and become a toxic situation. >> reporter: he travels the country with an organization that helps people affected by hurricanes and floods. people will get sick. >> you will see upper respiratory issues and allergies going on
to helping new jersey and certainly new york as well and the region, recovered. because you know, when we had hurricane katrina in the gulf coast in mississippi and alabama and louisiana, i was there. when we had tornadoes in joplin missouri, i was there. when we had flooding along the mississippi, i was there. when we had crop destruction in the midwest, i have been there because i believe this is the united states of america. and so i fully expect that now that for the first time we have a type of devastation that other should understand and we are going to have to type a response that others have to see. so i would like to get a sense of view as the type of commitment this administration has. >> senator, thank you for the eloquent remarks about this. as you know, this is a region i too have roots in. to use your term, i married up, i married a jersey girl and work in new jersey and new york and besides the personal commitment i feel, i have also seen a president who was on the ground, in new jersey and almost immediately has done everything he can to help in the short term and has given me
with the democratic party. i went to work for john lindsay, who was running as mayor for new york. i was handing out leaflets on the street corner in new york. some woman thought this was soberly cute -- was really cute and she asked me why. i made the case against his opponent. she said, that is so cute. she hands me a box of -- zero white box with strain. i ticket back to the liberal party headquarters. there were all these doughnuts and a wad of $10 bills. one of my early lessons you can keep the doughnuts. >> obama campaign strategist david axelrod on his life and journalism and politics. at 10:45, the groin that in the white house -- growing up in the white house. >> george will spoke recently at washington university in st. louis about the role of religion and politics. the speech was hosted by the forth sity's john dan center. >> finally, it is my honor to introduce senator john danforth, who will introduce mr. will. the senator is a partner with the law firm. he graduated with honors from princeton university, where he majored in religion. he received a bachelor of divinity degree from yale
third year as globetrotter and joins us live from new york. what do you got? let me see your skills? >> how's everything? >> good. let me see that move? nice, sweet. i remember from back in the day. you were there for a couple weeks. how was your trip? tell us about it? >> it was great. we actually played ten games on our annual military tour and two games were in afghanistan, one was in bagram, then we played in kuwa kuwait, bahrain and uae. i'm glad i was there. >> you make it look easy. what does this mean for some of the men and women that you met over there? >> it means a lot, because you know, the globetrotters are not around our family as much because we're gone for 9 out of 12 months. we can relate to the troops in some way not being around our family for the holiday season. anytime we can go out there and take time out of our busy schedule to put a smile on their face, that's what it's all about. i'm happy to be part of it. >> that universe is a little different there. you have camouflage going on. >> yeah, i have one right here, actually. you know, i'm hope i was able to w
fallen on ground zero. >> and dana was on the second private plenipo leave the west coast for new york, the first bay area broadcast journalist at ground zero. and she wanted nothingless than a front row seat when the u.s. struck back at terrorism, reporting from on board the uss abraham lincoln in the persian gulf. she shied away from nothing, not even genocide >> there are 120,000 inmates in the 13 prisons. later that year she spent 10 days in afghanistan. >> what would you like people to know back mt.bay area? >> the reports covered the upcoming presidential election, security and the crease faltering steps toward stability. a trip to northern iraq was next. dana wanted the bay area to meet the kurd s, once sadam hue sane's victims, know thriving in a nearly independent region. when she took viewers to ghana it was so they could meet the recent past. first world electronics with the third world landscape and the distance past. >> a lot of people today were from the bay area. >> back in the u.s. it was a look at the future. the inauguration of america's first black president, and a l
dramatically as a matter of fact. why are prices going down and how far? abc's john schriffen is in new york city with some answers. john, good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning. experts say one of the reasons prices are going down, because after issues earlier this year refineries are back up and running at normal capacity on the east and west coast. with plenty of gas to go around, we'll actually see prices keep falling. drivers can play a game of driver limbo. see how low these prices will go. this weekend, as drivers pull up to the pump and check out the price of gas, they're noticing a welcome trend. >> they're lowering it. it's amazing. >> reporter: just how great has it been? take a look. a month ago, the average was $3.50. last week, it dropped to $3.40. and now, it's down, again, nearly 14 cents from the average a month ago. >> aaa's prediction is that, by christmas, we should have prices between $3.20 and $3.40. >> i'm thrilled. i mean, i have to buy gas no matter what, the fact that it costs a little bit less with christmas coming up. >> reporter: so, what's causing the sudd
played in new york city, 1964 and taking part in the 12-12-12 concert. and rg 3. say it isn't so. robert griffin iii is hurt and pete slaychrader is here an andi called you schrads. >> they're going for the their fourth straight victory and regional rivalry and rg 3 goes down with a few giambi injuries. >> and scores the winning touchdown and they go to overtime and rg 3 as injury was gruesome and worried about him and mri. they say it's not a sus injury. 's going to be back and fine and rg 3 might be playing in the the playoffs, we'll see. >> nan:. >> harris: i wonder if he was wearing his batman socks. >> they were wondering what's going on with the giants. the typical second half. no, giants came out here and laid the whooping on the new orleans saints and that's the met hive stadium, 52 it-27. and david wilson had it coming out and the rushing touchdown. >> it's so 1973 of you. >> rolling stones. >> there you go. you know the story has been headlined for the past week or so, it's the cowboys and the bengals playing today after the death of jerry brown. >> yeah, 24 hours after this ne
, showing the world we know how to run the government of the united states. >> paul krugman in "the new york times" has an interesting op-ed and starts off by saying we are not having a debt crisis and says this is really a political crisis. let me read a bit of it. americans may nod their heads when you attack big government in the abstract, but they strongly support social security, medicare and even medicaid. and he's talking about his framing of the gop. part of the problem, americans have a sense against big government, but when it comes to big government, people don't want to cut those things of what they think are part of what americans deserve to have. >> i put the blame on that squarely on the political leadership in washington. i think the country is hungry and would response to someone how you fix the whole problem. these are the pieces that you need to put together to get us out of this mess. instead, focused on aspects of the thing, and about whether marginal tax rates should go up or not, and what ought to be done about entitlements in the short term. people respond and will re
directing new york city traffic. >> brian: the winner of the x factor will be joining us live. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. steve, you'll be joining me, right? >> steve: i will. weather alert. serious trouble for millions of americans hoping to travel for the holiday. check out the storm system. it is powerful. moving through the central part of u.s., upper plains. blizzard and winter storm warnings for nebraska and great lakes. deep south tornado sirens blaring. mobile, alabama, roofs have been ripped off, trees topple. a powerful storm moves through there. a warning in effect in mobile, alabama. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: why don't we get normal weather. always something extreme. it is causing delays and cancellations. they're trying to get home. going through chicago o'hare's airport the nation's second busiest airport. they're having a tough time. live screen left, you see minneapolis. screen right you see storm damage where it already went through in mobile, alabama. could be a rough couple days out there as the head -- storm heads o
this incentive in a certain way. >> in terms of accessing care, we mentioned during the break, in new york state, we have medicaid is the best insurance money can't buy. with medicaid benefits, people get access to all their medications, doctors advice its advicevisits. arrive to and from the clinic with visiting nurses care. sometimes they are afraid to get a job because they might lose that benefit. that's terrible to think that someone would get out of their care and lose their benefits if they were really working. that's a big problem. >> we will go to break and come back on this. this was sort of one of those ah-ha moments for me. not all states are as generous with medicaid. if you have an hiv positive diagnosis before it passes, you cannot access new health care, because you had a pre-existing condition. it was actually better to have to live below the poverty line to be able to access medicaid, because in order to pay out of pocket for these, you would have to be making $250,000. every other normal job' world in the middle actually meant that you didn't have access to care. >> just to ad
new york at one point were working on ways to enable any president, be he or she a roper a republican or, from having to face filibusters on more or less routine nominations. i could support that change, too. but i do want to say, mr. president, as i look at abuse of the filibuster versus use of the filibuster -- and, again, i believe that the rights of the minority must be protected -- you have to look at the bold, stark facts that since harry reid became the leader here, he's had to face 388 filibusters. and the last time the democrats were in the minority, we forced half as many, which i think even is too much. but half as many. so you have our majority leader facing twice as many as democrats led and it just has gotten out of hand. and, you know, you can stand up here and say it's a horrible thing to try and change the rules, but my test is abuse versus use. and i think if we can come together and avert any type of a -- some kind of showdown at ok corral, it's ridiculous. we don't need that. we can talk to each other as friends. we can figure out some of these commonsense reforms
: the next caller is from new york, the democrats' line. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call and thank you, c-span. i am a widow and at this time my daughter in law and my granddaughter -- i have been supporting them since july of this year. rent, all of the expenses, going to school, etc. would i be able to claim them this year on my taxes? i do not make a big income. i was inquiring if i could claim them or not. guest: i am not giving you any tax advice. i really cannot do that. being able to claim your daughter and your grandchild as a dependent on your taxes depends on a lot of different things, and one of them is are they providing -- are you providing more than half of your support for them? are they living with you? another thing you would need to look at is your daughter making and the income whatsoever even if it is a small job that she has on the side or a part-time job. that would probably make her ineligible to be claimed by you. the irs instructions are very good. you can go online and get last year's instructions because the rules are not goin
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